Upcoming Book Talk on January 23

Inspirational Dialogues: Upcoming Virtual Book Talk The Architecture of Confinement – Incarceration Camps of the Pacific War Jan 23, 2024 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST | Zoom Meeting Register Now    

The Story of Oikawa Island

The Story of Oikawa Island By Lorene Oikawa, Past President NAJC In 2024, the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is looking at geographic locations where Japanese Canadians lived after migrating to Canada, since the 1800s, and where they were incarcerated in 1942. My uncle, George Oikawa, told me about the time he went to...

Online webinars for the non-profit and voluntary sector in Alberta

Online webinars are offered by the Community Development Unit throughout the year to support the non-profit and voluntary sector in Alberta. Live webinars topics include board governance basics, grant writing, cybersecurity, roles of the board executives and many more. All the webinars are for individual board members, volunteers and non-profit staff from any non-profit organization,...Continue reading

Call For Artists and Scholars in Residence, Fall 2024

Check out this amazing residency program hosted by the University of Victoria’s “Past Wrongs Future Choices” initiative, set for Fall 2024. It’s a unique chance to delve into the historical narratives of WWII internment and dispossession of Japanese descent communities through artistic and scholarly work. Who Should Apply: Any level Scholars. Artists of all forms...Continue reading

Hide Hyodo Shimizu scholarship

JC Legacies Monument Database Project

A monument in Victoria, the province’s Capital, is being planned to honour all Japanese Canadians who were uprooted, dispossessed, interned, and displaced in the 1940s. The research to gather names is taking place at the University of Victoria and will be completed by January 31 2024, under the guidance of Project Director, Michael Abe. The...Continue reading

The January 1st earthquake and the tragic crash on January 2nd

The NAJC was shocked at the news of the January 1st earthquake in the Ishikawa Prefecture and the January 2nd tragic crash at Haneda airport. This is the time when most of us are with family and friends and enjoying special Japanese food and traditions. We offer our support and are hoping for the best. We encourage...Continue reading

The 2024 Vimy Pilgrimage Award

The Vimy Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2024 Vimy Pilgrimage Award, another exciting educational opportunity for students (aged 14-17) across Canada.   The award recognizes youth who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to their communities and consists of a fully funded, week-long educational program in Belgium and France to study the First World War....Continue reading

OUR WAR – Two New Episodes Debut November 11 Beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT

DESCENDANTS OF WORLD WAR I AND II VETERANS UNCOVER ASTONISHING TRUTHS IN PART 2 OF THE HISTORY® CHANNEL’S, OUR WAR Two New Episodes Debut November 11 Beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT Original Docu-Series Uncovers Heart-wrenching Sacrifices and Heroic Actions of Canadian Veterans Stream The HISTORY® Channel Content Anytime with STACKTV Photography is available here Watch...Continue reading

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